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The physical metallurgy and materials design (PMMD) lab is located at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh. The PMMD lab performs research on different kinds of advanced materials, targeting high performance of materials in various engineering applications. The design fundamental tool is an integration of atomistic modeling, CALPHAD materials thermodynamics and diffusion kinetics, which are indispensable for microstructure optimization. The multidisciplinary research combines efforts on physical metallurgy, applied mechanics, quantum mechanics, hierarchy of materials microstructure characterization, and thermodynamic behavior analysis.
The PMMD lab has close collaborations with many national labs and industrial companies, such as Thermo-Calc Software Inc, NIST, Caterpillar, GM, QuesTek, Quad City Manufacturing Lab, and Argonne National Lab.
Our current research are but not limited to: (1) Thermodynamic and kinetic investigation of strengthening in engineering alloys (2) Materials and processing design in advanced manufacturing (3) Modern computational thermodynamics of hard and soft matters (4) High throughput experimental methods and materials design database development (5) Model development for process-structure and structure-property relations for alloy and processing design.
We are hiring!
Strongly self-motivated students and researchers with high interests exactly on materials and processing design are welcome to join the PMMD lab.
We are hiring at least one postdoctoral researcher joining us in Sept 2018. In addition, we are looking for two PhD students to join our research in 2019.
We perform process-microstructure multiscale modeling, which provides guideline of our alloy and processing design with focused experiments. The PMMD Lab focuses on developing fundamental methods for materials design (both experimental and computational), but we do care their applications in materials engineering.
Please check the "Openings" page for more information. For graduate admission, please check our online guidance: https://www.engineering.pitt.edu/Admissions/Graduate/Admissions_Process/
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Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh,
636 Benedum Hall, 3700 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261